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The 10 Biggest Channel Mergers And Acquisitions of 2017 (So Far)

Vendors, distributors and solution providers spent at least $19 billion on the most significant deals in the first half of 2017, placing major bets to gain more expertise around cloud, security and the data center.

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Bulking Up Around The Data Center

Companies placed big bets on the data center, security and cloud in the first half of 2017, with eight of the period's 10 most important channel acquisitions focused around these technology areas.

Vendors, distributors and solution providers spent at least $19 billion on the year's most significant deals, acquiring nearly 130,000 employees from companies delivering more than $34 billion in combined annual sales.

Five of the acquired entities are based on the West Coast, two are based on the East Coast, two are based in the Midwest, and one is based in the South. Five of the acquisitions were carried out by the 200 largest solution providers on the CRN SP 500, three were enacted by private equity firms, and two were carried out by a distributor.

Here's a look back at the 10 most pivotal deals in the channel.

(For more on the "coolest" of 2017, check out "CRN's Tech Midyear In Review.")

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